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General Manager - Logistics and Planning

General Manager (Interim Position)

£65,000 to £70,000

About the job:


Our client is a leader in the field of aviation and leisure holidays. A very exciting position has arisen to cover maternity leave on a fixed 12-month contract, starting in February. The ideal applicant will be an ambitious individual with a strong breadth of knowledge and experience in project management, stakeholder management and logistics/resource planning and will hold the position of 'General Manager - Planning and Logistics' in the Overseas Operations Division. The successful candidate will thrive in the opportunity to both manage a team of planners based in Leeds and lead implementation and improvement projects across European holiday travel regions, supporting the local operational teams.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Direct and lead resource planning team on customer-facing operations 

  • Full project lifecycle management of the following projects:

  • 1. supplier onboarding 

  • 2. new planning systems and resources, including but not limited to: software, IT equipment, people resourcing, contract set up, office set up, branding, vehicles, etc 

  • Budget management


  • Proven experience of implementation of successful projects – managing these throughout their lifecycle

  • Experience in stakeholder management up to director level

  • Experience in planning and delivery to meet ambitious company targets

  • Experience in resource planning in logistics or manpower

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint with experience in using pivot tables, formulas, and formatting to build basic MI

Advantages (but are not essential)

  • Knowledge and understanding of holiday resorts

  • Knowledge and understanding of the operational needs of an airline flying programme

  • Knowledge and understanding of local travel legislation



  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels across the business

  • Ability to provide leadership, direction and support for a team of differing experience and capabilities

  • Ability to manage and develop remote teams

  • Able to work off own initiative

  • Good level of creativity and accuracy in the English language with the ability to produce good documentation to include business cases and senior stakeholder reporting

  • Highly numerate, analytical and accurate with excellent attention to detail

  • Strong negotiation skills to facilitate discussions with authorities, suppliers and all company stakeholders


Location and Hours

  • Hybrid, 2-3 days per week in Leeds

  • Overseas travel (sometimes up to 2 weeks at a time to look at specific project implementations)


  • £65k to £70k per annum

  • Full-time position

  • 12-month fixed term contract

To apply, please click the button below and send us your CV and Cover Letter.

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